The meeting participants reviewed the main issues of the NU functioning, including problems with the implementation of joint educational programs with foreign partner universities. One of the main challenges is the significant differences between the education systems of the participating countries, as well as financing problems, which is especially important given the distant location of BRICS countries.
RUDN, as the presiding university, proposed drawing up a work plan for the BRICS Network University for the coming year and developing ways to solve the current problem situations that impede the development of the international educational project.
The final meeting was devoted to the question of organizing an international meeting of rectors of the BRICS NU from all five countries participating in the project. It is assumed that the meeting will take place in 2020, the agenda being issues of inter-university cooperation, cooperation with national authorities in the field of education, clarification of areas of training in the network and other issues related to the implementation of the project.
On July 22, a delegation of the University of Aix-Marseilles (France) headed by President of the University paid an official visit to RUDN University to discuss the prospects of creating joint educational programs of double diplomas and included training, as well as the organization of joint summer and winter schools.
Vice-Rector for International Affairs Larisa Efremova and Director of the Department of International Scientific and Educational Cooperation Alexey Poyda visited Lebanon to hold talks on expanding cooperation with Lebanese universities. Universities-partners noted an increase in the students’ interest in studying the Russian language and studying in Russia. The visit was supported by the Association of RUDN Alumni in Lebanon and the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Beirut.
A graduate of the IHBiT of RUDN University, Dasanayake Darshika, says that Sri Lanka is more than a beach, and shares her experience of studying and volunteering.